Highways Development Control

The delivery of major capital projects typically involves alterations to the existing highway network and the creation of new highways and transport infrastructure to support the planned development. Effectively planning and designing these highways elements is essential in achieving planning permission, scoping the full cost of a development, discharging planning conditions and ensuring the operational phase of a development is successful. Failure to deal with highways issues during the planning and consultation phases is one of the highest risks to achieving planning permission or triggering a judicial review. At Flinders Chase we have extensive experience of managing the highways development control process, which allows us to offer flexible resources and capacity building for Local Authorities to assess and manage the highways development control process during times of workload peaks or skills shortages. We also offer specialist support to Developers in effectively managing and delivering the highways development control process for all types of capital projects.

The range of services we offer to Developers and Local Authorities includes:

  • Highway Authority Support;
  • Capacity Building;
  • Developer Advice;
  • Full Management of the Section 278/Section 38 Process;
  • Negotiations with Highway Authorities;
  • Stopping Up Orders for Adopted Highways;
  • Traffic Regulation Orders;
  • Pre-Planning Application Advice;
  • Highways Design; and
  • Temporary Traffic Management Design & Advice.